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March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

When cancer takes a toll

Look good, feel better

Dawn Collins and Kim Pope both understand how badly someone who is dealing with cancer feels. Dawn's five-year-old daughter, Karis, is a cancer survivor. More...

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Editorials

OUR VIEW

More cuts expected as money woes continue

Last week, the county's road department laid off 15 workers from a staff of more than 30. That's a tough cut to take. Thomasville's officials are taking a hard look at the city's budget as well. More...

Political Cartoon

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More ethics on a dare

Recently I wrote about how the first ethics legislation for Alabama was passed on a dare from the Senate to the House in 1973. Well, Gov. More...

Religion

Are you a sermon to a non-believer?

Being overweight can be hazardous to the health of those around you. Did you know that? As if I did not have enough to worry about, now I have to worry that my excess 20 lbs. might injure or even kill someone. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Men and women day The Rev. David Fuller and members of the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Morvin invite everyone to fellowship with them in their annual Men and Women Day celebration. The Rev. More...

Men's cake baking contest

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church recently held its first Men's Cake Baking Contest. Participants were judged on cake decoration and taste. More...

Sports

Tiger varsity pitches two shutouts

The Thomasville High School Varsity Baseball Team ran their 2009 season mark to 5 - 1 this past week when they blanked the Choctaw County Tigers 15 - 0 on Tuesday, February 24, and the Sweet Water Bulldogs 11 - 0 on Thursday, February 26. More...

Fact or fiction? It's hard to tell

This past week a young man whom I have the good fortune to be coaching presently asked me what I thought was a very simple question but one I assumed everyone playing the game of baseball should already know. More...

Tiger JV continues winning ways

The Thomasville High School Junior Varsity Baseball Team continued their winning ways this past week, picking up a 15 - 1 home win over Choctaw County on Tuesday, February 24, and a 9 - 2 road win over Sweet Water on Thursday, February 26. More...

LP opts to leave Clarke mill closed

States closures to save company $30 million

In a telephone conference call Monday with analysts to discuss fourth quarter figures (losses of $339 million), Louisiana-Pacific's chief financial officer, Curt Stevens, and chief executive officer Rick Frost, More...

Siran Stacy addresses capacity gathering

Thomasville Baptist Church's gym was packed to capacity as hundreds of men showed up to dine on wild game dinners and listen to tragic yet inspiring words of former University of Alabama football standout, Siran Stacy. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wild Turkey Federation Banquet The Clarke County National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 15th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at 6 p.m., March 13, at the Grove Hill National Guard Armory. More...

People

Study groups report findings to board

The Thomasville City School board heard presentations and received reports from teacher groups in the system tasked with providing input into curriculum development Monday night. More...

Martin's book now available

Joining the ranks of authors with area roots is Ross Martin of Ethel, La. More...

Williamson, Holley vows exchanged

Glori Gayle Williamson and Kenneth Holley Jr. were united in marriage in a private ceremony on Friday, Feb. 6, in Mobile. The bride is the daughter of Kathy Williamson of Mobile and Billy Ray and Anne Williamson of Greenwood. More...

School

Clarke-Washington EMC selects students

Megan Goldman of Leroy High School and Cole Harrell of Jackson Academy will be representing Clarke- Washington EMC when they spend this summer experiencing the sites and history of Washington D.C. More...

Cheer clinic and tryouts start March 10

Cheerleader tryouts are coming up! Clinic will be held March 10, 12 and 17-19 with tryouts being held on March 20. Renovations are in full swing at THS. More...

Ferguson and Newton receive awards

THS teacher Lisa Newton was named the Alabama Thespian Director of the year by the Alabama Educational Theater Association and THS principal Kyle Ferguson was named administrator of the year by the association. PHOTO BY ARTHUR MCLEAN More...

For The Record

OBITUARIES

Brunson Letsy E. Brunson, 69, of Vineland, died Monday, February 23, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Brunson was born April 24, 1939 in Marengo County. She was a retired nurse and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 24-March 3 include: Darnell Juan Brothers, 20, assault, second degree, $5,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Correction

Frances Rochell Powell was incorrectly listed in the Jan. 22 arrest report as being charged with cruelty to animals. The charge was actually "failure to quarantine." The mistake was given to the newspaper by the sheriff's office. More...